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Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises

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Address: Milford Wharf | Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound 9640, New Zealand
Phone Number: 0064 3 441 1137
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Spectacular Milford Sound is an amazing experience. Southern Discoveries...

Spectacular Milford Sound is an amazing experience. Southern Discoveries has a wide range of cruises to suit every interest and budget. They also operate the New Milford Discovery Centre & Milford Deep underwater observatory and relaxing 1 hour Kayaking tours in serene Harrisons Cove. Let us show you our Milford Sound.

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$71*
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Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Kayak Tour
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$64*
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Milford Sound Nature Cruise
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$44*
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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise including Optional Lunch

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Enjoyable cruise with buffet lunch

The cruise was great - just the right amount of time to see everything. Some dolphins came to play and we were given 5-10 minutes to take photos of them and enjoy the experience... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cruise was great - just the right amount of time to see everything. Some dolphins came to play and we were given 5-10 minutes to take photos of them and enjoy the experience before heading back. The buffet lunch was quite good, the only issue was that we went onto the deck to take some photos and the plates... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out. Drove down to Milford Sounds for the cruise. Amazing scenery! It was beautiful. The captains commentary was excellent through out the cruise. The boat, viewing decks & bathrooms clean the whole trip. Office staff, check in staff & crew where helpful, friendly and attentive. Great add ons: free winter buffet lunch, free tea and coffee the whole... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here and booked the all inclusive your with the cruise kayak and observatory. Loved the smaller boat and although it was overcast and windy the place was beautiful! We were taken right up to the waterfalls and saw so many seals, amazing! Even got to have a bit of fun on the rough end of the sound with... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun and informative cruise through Milford Sound! The food wasn't bad at all, and there were plenty of hot drinks throughout the cruise (it was cold outside, so the hot drinks were appreciated!). We went on a cruise that was earlier in the day (flew there with Air Milford), which was great -- we got there before most of the... More 

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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I sailed on the Pride of Milford. Regrettably, the weather was overcast and rainy (which I understand is to be expected). As a result, the scenery that would have been spectacular was quite subdued. Too bad! The buffet lunch on board was good and the endless supply of coffee and tea was appreciated.

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Albufeira, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Cannot say enough for the southern discoveries tour! After an amazing drive (we made our own way there) we hopped on the cruise boat. The boat itself was exceptionally clean and well equipped. Rain gear, hot drinks and lunch provided. We were lucky enough to have the weather clear for our cruise up through Milford sound as far as the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Nothing particular, just an one-hour cruise to the outskirt of Milford Sound and back. You are basically on your own the whole trip. It was Christmas day, so there wasn't much people. I wonder how crowded it can be on normal days.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

As part of Milford Sound Lodge's Bed and Boat package, we had the pleasure of taking the morning Encounter Nature Cruise with Southern Discoveries. This was a great way to avoid the crowds; it felt like we had the sound to ourselves. There were about 25 people on a boat which probably holds about 100, so we had plenty of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We booked the Discover More cruise and were very happy with the friendly receptionist/booking agent at the kiosk at Milford sound. The smaller boat was a pleasure to ride in and commentary was suitably informative and humorous. The picnic lunch was more than we could eat, and the staff at the underwater observatory helpful and informative. Thoroughly recommend this cruise!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Had a wonderful hour and a half cruising out to the ocean and back. The skipper did a great job getting up close to the waterfalls. A huge negative is the commentary and speaker system. Could hardly hear a word he said the whole cruise which is such a shame.

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